The Great Migration changed the lives of African Americans and had a significant impact on the american culture. The 1920s was a decade partially based on anti-immigrant groups, harsh and cruel racism, and a migration across the country, all of which impacted the United States. The Ku Klux Klan reemerged during the 1920’s and became not only anti-black but also anti-immigrants, anti-Jews, anti-Catholics, and more (Alchin). The group’s rebirth began in 1915, due to the rise of immigration(Alchin).
In the 1960s the amount of injustices African Americans encountered were higher than ever. Africans Americans were merely fed up with the dehumanizing treatment , so they began to protest. This was called the Civil Rights Movement. African Americans were lynched , sicked by K-9s, hosed down , and even beaten in the streets by the police force for their equality. In fact as stated in Henry Louis Gates Jr’s Civil Rights Protest he elaborates on the police brutality African Americans experienced.
He came to represent the troubles of the African Americans as they laughed in public and wept in their souls. This segregation gave way to White Supremacy groups that exist to conserve the social order that was established by the Jim Crow laws. The Ku Klux Klan is the most widely known of all the groups that came about in the period. The “Klan” as it is also known advocated extremist positions in the fields of white supremacy, white nationalism, and also anti-immigration. The first “Klan” flourished in the South of the United States of America in the late 1860s immediately after the Civil War.
The year 1919 was the most horrific year in American history in terms of racial violence. David F. Krugler clearly describes the horrendous events that occurred during this year in his book 1919, The Year of Racial Violence: How African Americans Fought Back. According to the book, "Between late 1918 and 1919, the United States recorded ten major race riots, dozens of minor, racially charged clashes, and almost 100 lynchings as white Americans tried to enforce the continued subjugation of black Americans in the postwar era" (Krugler 3). Extremely violent mob attacks and the lynching of African Americans were very common occurrences throughout the entire country with some states having more acts of violence than others. I thought Krugler's book was an incredibly informative read because it gave honest, raw details of anti-black acts of violence and was focused on various African Americans' perspectives during this critical time.
Cincinnati had race riots going on since the 1800’s. A riot is a public outbreak of fights and violence between two racial groups in a community. One outbreak started in 1829 between Irish immigrants and African Americans for jobs in Cincinnati. Their goal was to get rid of the Black African Americans. They were wanting the African Americans to move to Canada or get out of Cincinnati period.
The first was discrimination, like the Jim Crow laws, having people be complete opposites with each other and be rude towards each other. Next was segregation everything was different like the, water fountains, sections of the bus, they even had different school, colored schools, and white schools. The last cause in my opinion, this is the most sad of them all the violence, the African Americans were getting their houses caught on fire by the mischievous whites, getting viciously beat by the whites sometimes even killed like getting run over by a car, sheriff 's releasing their demon dogs on African Americans as well. Marching on Washington for jobs and freedom. People that day stood up to the political and social injustices of the African Americans, tensions and racial unrest building up.
Flooding Disaster Flooding - arrive in overwhelming amounts or quantities or large amounts of water. We are going to talk about how flooding destroy people 's lives and homes around the world. One of the country’s worst flooding disasters occurred February 26, 1972, on Buffalo Creek in Logan County in West Virginia. It was about 8.00a.m a coil waste dam collapsed on the Middle Fork of Buffalo Creek releasing 132 millions gallons of water into the city and destroying everything. Next were are going to talk about another bad flood that is the Mississippi river flood of 1927, on September 1 water poured over a dozen streams and flooded towns of Carroll, Iowa to Peoria and Illinois three hundred miles and fifty miles apart.
Even most of the white population restrain themselves and did not join the movement. The Ku Klux Klan gained popularity especially in the South. In the 1920s the Ku Klux Klan experienced an overwhelming growth when the United States went trough a dramatic social and political change.
America has a long history with riots, both in urban and rural settings. However, urban riots, and especially urban riots in Cincinnati, have covered the same subject matter for the past 200 years: race. As such, Cincinnati acts as a great representative of the average American city, Los Angeles and New York being the exceptions. Cincinnati’s racially charged past largely lies in place because of its location. Cincinnati’s placement on the border between the north and south means an influx of escaped slaves and later emancipated into a city that once contained and white majority.
Andrew Jackson emerged as a war hero from the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. In the election of 1828, Jackson’s campaign brought the common man into voting booths by sweeping votes in the south and west, mainly agrarian farmers and frontiersmen looking to expand west, while John Quincy Adams took most of the Old Federalist votes in the New England region. While Jacksonian Democrats viewed themselves as the guardians of the Constitution and protectors of political democracy, individual freedoms and equality in terms of economic opportunity, they also took credit for increased white male suffrage, as voting participation increased dramatically through the Jackson era. However, the problems such as slavery, Indian removal policies, woman’s and